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17 cm (6¬ĺ in)
 Similar Species
Purple Martin, which is longer and has an even more deeply forked tail.
Accidental vagrant to Florida (1 record).
The pre-split species was called Southern Martin, Progne modesta.
Forests, and open and semi-open areas, dry grassland, woodlands, pastures and urban areas.
They eat a variety of insects, such as moths, dragonflies, wasps and ants.
They construct a nest from grass, twigs and feathers. It is placed in a hole using trees, cliffs, walls and house roofs.
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